A little birthday request...

A little birthday request...

I had created all this pressure around my birthday. It seems that because there is now a zero in the number that it is more significant somehow.  All of a sudden, I was in a panic because there were all these societal ‘supposed to’s’ that I had taken on.  

I spent months allowing these not-so-brilliant thoughts to stress me out. 
Then, I did something more brilliant. 

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Are You Independent, In-Dependent, or Interdependent?

Are You Independent, In-Dependent, or Interdependent?

Independence.

What an interesting word. As today is Independence Day in the US, I woke up thinking about this word, and even though I wanted it to give me the feeling of freedom, of being self-sufficient and powerful on my own, it did not register that way for me today.  The word kept splitting itself in my mental verbal judo.  It kept adding a break in the middle that I really didn’t like.

 

In • Dependence.

Ugh. Immediate gut reaction. Ugh.

My first thought –> that’s the last thing I want –> to feel dependent on something or someone else.  But no matter how much you want to say how free and independent you are, the truth is we are such interconnected beings.

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